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A Whole Lotta Latter-Dayers

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Face it, Idaho: In the eyes of much of the country, your state is little more than Utah, Jr. You can blame it on our near-identical staunch conservative political climate, the overwhelming presence of Mormonism in rural areas, or, most recently, the fact that our premiere 21st century cultural import, Napoleon Dynamite, originated in BYU's film school--in any case, it's not looking to change anytime soon. The Mormon Church recently announced that along with constructing two new temples in the Salt Lake City area, it will also break ground on two new Idaho temples, to be located in Rexburg and Twin Falls. Not happy, you say, non-believing readers? Then try this: Just be really, really good for the rest of your life, and if those same Mormons are to be believed, you might get the opportunity to create your own universe, where you can author your own private Idaho, where churches are replaced with skate parks, caffeinated energy drinks and freely swappable music files. See you there!

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